"Blessed Are the Meek for They Shall Inherit the Earth"

  • Michael Lantz, "Blessed Are the Meek for They Shall Inherit the Earth", 1948, bronze, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the heirs of Albert Laessle: Mrs. Albertine de Bempt Laessle, Mr. Albert M. Laessle and Mr. Paul Laessle, 1972.167.36

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Research has not revealed the purpose behind this medal designed by Michael Lantz. The inscription comes from the Sermon on the Mount, recorded in the New Testament, and it is possible that the medal was commissioned in response to the tragedy of the Second World War.

Title
"Blessed Are the Meek for They Shall Inherit the Earth"
Artist
Commissioner
Founder
Date
1948
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm) diam.
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the heirs of Albert Laessle: Mrs. Albertine de Bempt Laessle, Mr. Albert M. Laessle and Mr. Paul Laessle

Mediums
Mediums Description
bronze
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure group – male
  • Animal – horse
  • Figure female – nude
  • Figure female – full length
  • Literature – Bible
  • Religion – New Testament – Christ
Object Number
1972.167.36
Palette
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